What is Council Tax

Council Tax is a tax on domestic properties, which helps to pay for local services.

The charge is based on 50% property and 50% people based on valuations as of 1 April 1991, therefore you could qualify for a discount or exemption from paying Council Tax if you or your property meet the correct criteria.

Get organised, manage your Council Tax account online

When you register for a  Council Tax online account you can:

  • make a payment
  • setup and pay by Direct Debit
  • view your bill
  • report a change of address
  • apply for a refund if you have overpaid your Council Tax account
  • request a payment arrangement
  • apply for a Discount/Exemption
  • search Council Tax bands

Register to set up an online Council Tax account

Sign up for email updates

Sending us documents

If you need to send the council tax office documents or have written us a letter and cannot post it, you may upload the documents.

Send documents

PDF Booklet

In-depth

The Council Tax Budget information can be viewed in our PDF booklet - Council Tax 2020 to 2021 and the explanatory notes at Council Tax demand notice explanatory notes.